Senior Data Scientist

  • Hastings Direct
  • Bexhill-on-Sea, UK
  • 14/09/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Our vision is to become the best and biggest digital insurer, and as we continue to grow through the power of data and digital trends we’re looking for an innovative analyst to drive commercial value & change.

The Role

You’ll help identify and analyse every possible data opportunity we can think of, empowering us to understand current and potential Hastings customers.

With no two days being the same, you could be developing cutting-edge data sources, learning new and advanced non-traditional approaches, transforming existing machine learning tools or applying state-of-the-art methods to develop sophisticated price elasticity models.

Either way you will be applying revolutionary methods, collaborating with some of the sharpest minds in the industry to effectively deliver our prices for over 3 million customers.

Your remit will include the following:

  • Developing machine learning tools to en masse evaluate data for commercial potential
  • Developing hypotheses for new sources of data, generating business cases & proving value
  • Building sophisticated data pipelines, to handle a range of complex & granular representations of customers
  • Developing statistical & machine learning approaches to bundle the above into a live pricing environment
  • Combining your commercial drive with your statistical know how, focusing the department’s approach to maximize deliverable value
  • Delivering & summarising your proposals to stakeholders, from the pricing manager to the commercial director, achieving buy in for your innovative approaches

About you

You’ll have a degree in a relevant field (e.g. Computer Science / Physics / Engineering / Mathematics) with experience working with big and messy real world data sources especially in Hadoop or SQL. R/Python experience would be ideal, but we would be open to other coding/statistical languages.

You will have experience building classification & regression models, especially in a practical context leading to changes in your organisation or project – it’s a bonus if it was in a commercial/pricing environment. However, we are open to someone who has a strong background in research.

Benefits for you :

  • Highly competitive basic salary
  • Flexible working 1-2 days a week from home
  • Up to 5% bonus earning potential
  • 25 days holiday
  • Life assurance
  • Competitive pension
  • Discounted Hastings Direct products

Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status.Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.